Family's pain after killer jailed

Middlewich Guardian: Reema Ramza was still alive when her boyfriend started to cut off her head with a knife

3:55pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The family of a teenager who was beheaded by her boyfriend have spoken of their pain after her killer was jailed for life for murder.

Two guilty of Anglo Irish Bank plot

Middlewich Guardian: Former Anglo Irish Bank executive Pat Whelan leaves the Circuit Criminal court, Dublin

3:55pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Two former directors of Anglo Irish Bank, the rogue lender that crippled Ireland's economy, have been found guilty of hatching a multi-million euro loans-for-shares plot months before the bank's collapse.

Pickles slams 'Town Hall Pravdas'

Middlewich Guardian: Eric Pickles compared council free sheets published in some London areas to Pravda, the newspaper associated with the former Soviet Union.

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Conservative Cabinet member Eric Pickles has attacked five London councils for behaving like Russian president Vladimir Putin over their alleged attempts to drive local newspapers "out of business".

Fletcher family's justice plea

Middlewich Guardian: A police officer stands beside floral tributes during a memorial service held in St James Square, London, to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the death of WPC Yvonne Fletcher

11:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

The family of murdered policewoman Yvonne Fletcher said it is "time this case was closed" - but 30 years later they added it seems they are "no closer to achieving justice".

Queen presents money to pensioners

Middlewich Guardian: The Queen hands out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral in Lancashire

6:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

The Queen has presented money to pensioners at the traditional Royal Maundy Thursday service.

Royals marvel at Blue Mountains

Middlewich Guardian: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge view the Three Sisters rock formation from Echo Point in the Blue Mountains, Katoomba.

6:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marvelled at the views from one of Australia's most spectacular beauty spots after hearing the moving stories of bush fire survivors.

Lifespan estimates 'need updating'

Middlewich Guardian: Experts will look at factors such as smoking, eating habits and socio-economic background when determining a person's approximate life expectancy

12:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

Retirees risk being misled by estimates proposed by ministers which would tell them when they are expected to die unless this information is regularly reviewed, a leading pensions expert has warned.

MP vows to keep up fracking fight

Middlewich Guardian: Green MP Caroline Lucas arrives at Brighton Magistrates' Court

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Britain's only Green MP has vowed to continue her fight to end fracking after being found not guilty of obstructing a public highway and a public order offence during high-profile protests.

Man held after major arms find

Middlewich Guardian: Some of the arms that have been seized by an anti-gang squad in one of Scotland Yard's biggest gun seizures.

12:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Assault rifles, sawn off shotguns, an Uzi and a Thompson machine gun have been seized by an anti-gang squad in one of Scotland Yard's biggest gun seizures.

Earthquake rattles English region

Middlewich Guardian: An earthquake has rattled Rutland, scientists say

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A central English region was hit by its strongest earthquake in 13 years this morning.

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